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January 17, 2012
 

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January 18, 2012

Shaiju's answer about things to do in Chittorgarh
Things to See

Chittorgarh is one of the most beautiful and popular tourist attractions in the land of warriors - Rajasthan. There are many things to see and do while you are in Chittor and I am suggesting some good option for you to check out. Hope you like my recommendations.

 

Chittorgargh temple complex (Source: Jon Connell)


Chittorgarh Fort is one of the prominent attractions in Chittorgarh. This fort was the capital of Mewar from 7th century till 16th century, and it is majestically spread across a hill overlooking the city of Chittorgarh and Bhilwara. There are seven gates to the fort which is locally called 'Pol' and they are named as Hanuman Pol, Jodla Pol, Ganesh Pol, Laxman Pol, Ram Pol, Padan Pol and Bhairon Pol.

Chittorgarh Fort

Chittorgargh Fort (Source: ciamabue)

The fort is spread across 700 acres of land and can be categorized in different sections like the Victory Tower area (Vijay Stambh) which was erected by Rana Khumbha to commemorate the victory against Mahmud Shah I Khalji, the Sultan of Malwa, in 1440 AD.

Chittorgarh Fort - 1

Kirti Stambha (Tower of Fame) (Source: ciamabue)

Kirti Stambha is another notable attraction built by a Bagherwal Jain merchant Jijaji Rathod dedicated to Lord Adinath who was the first Tirthankara of Jains. There are 54 stairs that lead to the top floor which was made in the 15th century supported by 12 columns. 

Rana Khumbha's Palace is another attraction near the main entrance which is also the oldest monument in the entire complex. The palace premises included a temple dedicated to Lord Shiva, elephant and horse stables etc.

Chittorgarh Fort - 2

Padmini Nivas in Chittorgarh fort (Source: sswain_1999)

Padmini's Palace is a white three storied structure surrounded by water moat on the south side of the fort. Legend has it that, this is the palace where Alauddin Khilji got a glimpse of Rani Padmini in a Mirror. Rani Padmini was known for her beauty and can be rightly called an answer to Alexandria's Cleopatra.

Chittorgarh Fort - 3

Mira's Temple (Source: Koshyk)

Meera Temple is a beautiful temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu and his several avatars, built by Maharana Khumbha.

Here is a visitor review:

 

Chittorgarh ruins offer a story of pride, honour, deceit and bravery. The light and sound show at evenings is a must attend to understand the 1500 years of history of Chittorgarh fort and the attacks this fort bore. Must visit if care about history. its palace are so enjoying. its art is very glamorous. here is a temple of maa kalika . kirti stambh and vijay stambh are the main point of fort. there is a palace of maha rani padmini.there are seven gates of fort there are many turns around the gates

 (Source: TripAdvisor)

Address: Chittorgadh Fort, Chittorgadh, Rajasthan

Tele: +1472-225321 / 225248

Open Hours: 09:00 - 17:00

Entrance Fee: Rs.5.00 per person


Fateh Prakash Palace is another notable heritage structure in Chittorgadh which was built by Maharana Fateh Singh. This is a huge palace which is built with a modern design. This beautiful palace with several breathtakingly beautiful frescoes, fountain, a huge Ganesh idol is now a splendid museum. This palace has a huge collection of temples, sculptures, buildings etc.

Fateh Prakash Palace

Fateh Prakash Palace (Source: Arian Zwegers)

In this beautiful palace photography is prohibited, however you can go around checking the beautiful remains of the great historic era.

Here is a visitor review:

It has a great collection of sculptures. The section devoted to weapons consists of old daggers, armoury shields, helmets, axes, farsa, knives and soldier’s uniforms. The clay models of local tribes with their traditional outfits have also been displayed in a room. The entire palatial museum has been divided in various sections like archaeology, coins, art gallery, wood crafts of Bassi village, weapons and tribal life.

 (Source: TravelMarg.com)

Address: Fateh Prakash Palace, Chittorgarh, Rajasthan

Tele: +91 9928988554

Open Hours: 10:00 - 17:00 (except Fridays)

Entry Fee: Rs. 2.00 per person

3. Gaumukh Reservoir

Gaumukh Reservoir is a deep tank filled by spring that comes out of a 'Cow's Mouth' sculptor which is located at the edge of the cliff. This is a sacred place where you can feed the fishes.

Here is what Taaza Travel has to describe about this beautiful reservoir:

Chittorgarh remembered for bravery and valor of their rulers famous for personalities like Maharana Pratap, Meera Bai, Panna Dhai, RaniPadmini, Rana Kumbha etc. is a city of forts apart from its marble and important temples. Gaumukh reservoir is a big water reservoir where water gushes out of a rock shaped in the form of a cow's mouth. Gaumukh Kund is a beautiful cute reservoir located on the western side of the Chittorgarh Fort. The name Gomukh is derived from the natural beauty of a permanent flow at its origin formed and flows out as the mouth of a cow or as a Gomukh. The water flows through a crack in the Rock and eventually fall into the Reservoir at Gomukh. Nearby is Rani Bindar tunnel which is lead into the subterranean chamber famous with the folk tale that Rani Padmini of Chittorgarh committed sati here in this chamber.

 (Source: Taaza Travel)

 

Gaumukh Reservoir

Gaumukh Reservoir (Source: dwhite82)

Address: Gaumukh Kund, Chittorgarh, Rajasthan.

Open Hours: 10:00 - 17:00 daily

Entry: FREE

 

Chittorgarh (Source: dogooddames)

Hope the above information was of help to you.

In case you need any further information about accommodation or local shopping areas, then please feel free to write back to us.

Have a nice day.

Regards

Shaiju.



 
January 18, 2012

Shaiju's answer about accommodation in Chittorgarh
Accommodation

Chittorgarh has some really good places to stay, where you can get the real feel of Rajasthani hospitality. However keeping your budgets in mind, I am suggesting few other options that is also worth considering. Hope you like my recommendations.

 


Hotel Pratap Palace is three star property that boasts of giving you the comforts of your home. There are 22 rooms in the hotel and each room has all the major amenities like TV, Cable Connection, Internet, Air Conditioning, Safe Deposit Box etc. 

The hotel also provides other amenities like Car Parking, Restaurant that serves local as well as international cuisine, 24 Hrs helpdesk, Room Service, Tour Desk, Laundry and Dry Cleaning Services etc.

The hotel has close proximity to all the popular local attractions, dining, shopping and entertainment areas of the city.

Here is a guest review:

I stayed in the Pratap Palace for three nights in October 2011. The rooms were spacious and very clean, a pleasant garden to have breakfast and a beer in the evening and the food was good. But, what made this place excellent, was the friendly and helpful staff. It is close to the railway track, however, I liked the haunting sound of the trains as they passed through the town. Good value and comfortable.

 (Source: TripAdvisor)

Address: A Unit of Bijaipur Castle Hotels (P.) Ltd.) Near H.P.O. , Chittorgarh

Tele: +91 1472 241042 , 240099, 382384

Check In/ Check Out: 12:00 / 12:00

Rates: $59.00 per night.

You can book your hotel rooms here.

For discounts on hotel rooms, please check here.


Hotel Meera is a modern hotel with the comforts of your home. The hotel believes in providing you with the best Rajasthani hospitality and feel. 

The rooms are quite spread out and has wooden furniture, wall paintings and artifacts for decor. All major facilities like Air Conditioning, TV with Cable Connection, Wi-fi, Room Service, Wake Up Service, Minibar etc are provided for your comfort.

The hotel also provides other amenities like a Restaurant, Bar, 24 hrs helpdesk, Tour Desk, Concierge Services, Family Room, Business Center, Meeting and Conference Rooms etc.

Here is a guest review:

Hotel is really good. low rate and clean rooms. chittorgarh is really nice place. low crowd in season. so u can enjoy your trip. Best Experience: room service really good. hot and cold water available. good outside area. easily available drink. nice staff.

 (Source: Holidayiq.com)

Address: Near Railway Station, Scheme No. 7, Neemuch Road, Chittorgarh

Tele: +91 1472 240934, 240466, 241427

Check In/ Check Out: 12:00 / 12:00

Rates: $15.00 per night.

You can book your hotel rooms here.

For discounts on hotel rooms, please check here.

3. Hotel La Abode

Hotel La Abode is cute little hotel located on Bhilwara-Chittorgarh main road. The hotel boasts of giving you the best Rajasthani hospitality and feel of Rajasthani life.

The rooms are quite spacious and has been decorated traditionally, featuring all basic amenities like Air Conditioning, Internet, Minibar, Safety Deposit Boxes, TV with Cable Connection, Room Service etc.

The hotel also provides other amenities like an on-site Restaurant that serves authentic Rajasthani cuisine, Coffee Shop, Business Center, Meeting Rooms, Car parking, Tour Desk, Laundry services etc.

Here is a visitor review:

I loved staying at this place for a day.. Though my trip was short , I was surprised to see a Hotel of this kind in a small town like Bhilwara.. This Hotel offers a complete package with no disappointments.. A reasonably spacious room, very professional and friendly staff, very neat linen on the bed, very comfortable mattress , very neat and clean bathroom fitted with all modern amenities that could be found in a star rated Hotel. I would highly recommend this to everybody who is either visiting Bhilwara or its nearby town. Kudos to the management..

 (Source: TripAdvisor)

Address: 16, Rajendra Marg, Bhilwara, Rajasthan

Tele: 01482 - 230381 / 230391

Check In / Check Out: 12:00 / 12:00

Rates: $45.00 per night.

You can book your hotel rooms here.

For discounts on hotel rooms, please check here.

Closing Notes

Hope the above information was of help to you.

In case you need any further information about nightlife or shopping places in Chittor, then please feel free to write back to us.

Have a nice day.

Regards

Shaiju.



Answered by Author,Screenplay /Story writer and Movie-maker besides being an avid traveler. I M DA BEST person to help U with UR travel plans ;) Shaiju Mathew

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